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Motorola XTNi two way radio red light on all the time

I have several of these units that all have the same symtoms. When switched on there is no power-up beep and the Tx light stays on all the time. No audio, no tx.

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  • Michael Ashby Sep 18, 2008

    Thanks for trying. The Co I work for bought the warranty out and so we just replace the units we cannot repair within the warranty period we give the product. It just seems a bit of a waste to have all these units scrapped for what appears to be a processor fault. I have noticed that there is no strobing arount the processor on the units with this fault.

    Anyone else out there that may have come across this problem?

  • Anonymous Feb 25, 2009

    Hi there,

    anyone come up with a solution to this problem?



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Anyone found solution? We got the same problem, as I understood it's IC failure, but codeplug cloning doesn't fix the problem.

Posted on Dec 28, 2011


Hi there,

thank you for your comments. We are a dealer and the units are just out of warranty. Have tried all of your suggestions in the past. The CPU appears not to be running and it must be a common problem as we have about 15 of these units all with the same symtom. Would welcome any other solutions.
The radio cannot be programmed or cloned as the unit does not communicate with the software.

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The XTNi is a European version of the Radius CP110 and the Spirit RDX series. This unit is user-programmable. It is possible the radios you have with the same symptoms have a programming issue.

There are 3 ways to program the radio: 1) using the CPS software and cable, 2) using the 6-unit charger as a cloning station, or 3) using 2 single unit chargers linked together via a cloning cable. It is also possible to change limited programming features by hand.

We suggest you take one of your XTNi radios which is functioning correctly and clone the codeplug (copy the programming) into the non-functioning radios to see if it clears the problem. If not, the unit should still be under warranty. Take it back to the place where you purchased it and see if you can get it repaired under warranty. (This unit has only been available for about one year, so yours should still be under warranty.)

One other issue might be effecting the radios, which would be rare to happen on more than one radio at the same time. This would be "lock in transmit". You could tell if this were the case, because the radio's display would not change when you press any of the buttons. This problem would also require repair.

Posted on Sep 18, 2008

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    eradiostore Sep 18, 2008

    Sorry to hear your radios are no longer under warranty. We have not encountered this problem with the sister radio, the CP110. Since you are a dealer, you might call the Motorola Service Center and see if they are encountering this issue with other users of the XTNi. Worst case scenerio: I would think this radio would be repairable under their Tier 1 pricing, however, I do not see the XTNi listed in our US domestic price list. Sorry I could not be of further assistance.


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